Islamabad Airport’s false ceilings fall due to heavy rain
The faulty construction of the Islamabad International Airport has been exposed once again as the false ceilings collapsed during the heavy rain on Saturday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
The video of the falling ceilings of the Islamabad Airport’s international departure and domestic departure lounges has gone viral.
Soon after the falling of false ceilings, the rainwater entered the lounges amid piles of fallen ceiling panels. Soon after, the authorities closed the area by cordoning if off.
According to reports, no one was injured in the incident and there was also no disruption in the service.
Aviation Division spokesman Senior Joint Secretary Abdul Sattar Khokhar told newsmen that it was an extraordinary 56mm rain which fell in a short span of time.
"The design of the outer ceilings is such that it allows for entry and circulation of air in areas where there is no air-conditioning. During high-speed winds, we sometimes encounter with such a situation. We are trying to rectify the position with the help of the engineering directorate of the CAA," Khokhar added.
It may be mentioned here that an inquiry into the faulty construction of the Islamabad International Airport has been going on for the last two years.